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Technical and financial help for forest land owners topic of workshop

Contact:
Victor DeVasto, District Manager
(856) 589-5250


Gloucester Soil Conservation District New Release

February 6, 2013 – Gloucester Soil Conservation District is hosting two workshops for farmers and forest land owners who want to know more about forest management and stewardship of their land. The first session will be offered on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at the Gloucester County Complex in Clayton and will be repeated on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at the Cumberland County Extension Office. The workshops will run from 9:00 a.m. to noon with a light lunch included.

The workshops include presentations from a forester and conservation planners from USDA, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). They will explain conservation practices suitable for forest land and various programs that offer technical and financial assistance for conservation planning and implementation on private forest lands. NRCS technical experts will be on hand to answer questions and take applications from those who wish to sign up for NRCS assistance.

The workshops, sponsored by the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Gloucester County Soil Conservation District, are free, but registration is required. Reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities is available. Please request any necessary disability accommodation when you register. If language assistance is needed, please note that at time of registration, and every effort will be made to accommodate these requests.

Visit http://www.nj.nrcs.usda.gov/about/events for workshop details and registration information, or call Gloucester County Soil Conservation District at (856) 589-5250.